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Resources by Topic: Networking and collaboration

Community Engagement Toolkit for Rural Hospitals
Designed to help rural hospital administrators leverage their hospital's strengths and resources to engage in a meaningful dialogue about health reform and sustainable community partnerships. Includes several outlines, templates, and recommendations to help leaders assess their facility's current projects and prepare for future efforts.
Date: 10/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Washington State Hospital Association
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Mapping an Emerging National Health Equity Network
Results of an online survey of 256 organizations, conducted from April 2013-May 2014, providing basic demographics and information about partnerships which help advance the health and well-being of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities.
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, Social Policy Research Associates, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
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Pursuing Integration of Public Health Services in Genesee and Orleans Counties, NY
Describes how two rural counties in upstate New York, Genesee and Orleans Counties, embarked on a joint jurisdictional undertaking to integrate select services offered by their county departments of health.
Date: 07/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Sharing Public Health Services, Lake Plains Community Care Network
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Sourcebook: Technical Assistance of the Rural Health Information Technology Network Development (RHITND) Grantees
Provides information and resources on the demonstration projects from the Rural Health Information Technology Network Development (RHITND) Program funded during federal fiscal years 2011-2013.
Date: 07/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Buncombe County, NC: 2014 Culture of Health Prize Winner
Describes how Buncombe County Health and Human Services of North Carolina collaborated with community stakeholders including the local chamber of commerce, YMCA, healthcare professionals, and transportation experts to create a Public Health Advisory Council. The Council along with individuals, families, and local leaders supported healthy living initiatives by encouraging physicians to address obesity and asthma, reducing exposure to secondhand smoke in multi-unit housing, encouraging the purchase of healthy foods, and improving healthcare quality for children with special needs. Buncombe County is a recipient of the 2014 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Culture of Health Prize.
Date: 06/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Collaborative Community Health Needs Assessments: Approaches and Benefits for Critical Access Hospitals
Informs the efforts of state Flex Programs to support Critical Access Hospitals in conducting collaborative Community Health Needs Assessments. The results of these assessments can be used by hospitals as well as state Flex Programs to inform their ongoing strategic initiatives.
Author(s): John A. Gale, Andrew F. Coburn, Helen E. Newton
Date: 05/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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The Impact of a Prevention Delivery System on Perceived Social Capital: The Prosper Project
Examines the impacts of Promoting School-Community-University Partnerships to Enhance Resilience (PROSPER) as a delivery system for evidence-based prevention programs in rural and semi-rural communities. PROSPER is a collaborative community health initiative involving individuals and organizations with similar interests that bring together a wide range of expertise and resources for a common goal.
Author(s): Sarah M. Chilenski, Patricia M. Ang, Mark T. Greenberg, Mark E. Feinberg, Richard Spoth
Citation: Prevention Sciences, 15(2), 125-137
Date: 04/2014
Type: Document
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Supporting Iowa Rural Provider Capacity Through Community Care Coordination Teams
Overview of a collaborative effort between Medicaid and safety net providers establishing a community care coordination team pilot in Iowa in order to demonstrate success for implementation in other states. Offers to build provider capacity and improve quality of care in small and rural communities.
Author(s): Mary Takach
Date: 02/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Academy for State Health Policy
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Rankings in Action: Schools as a Hub for Health
A video discussing a partnership between Athens County Health Coalition and five rural Appalachian school districts in same county to develop lifelong health habits in children including good nutrition, physical fitness, and stress management to improve health outcomes and academic performance.
Author(s): Jan O'Neill, Ali Havrilla, Miranda Kridler
Date: 12/2013
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
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Helping Primary Care Practices Attain Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition Through Collaboration With a University
Evaluates a model supporting rural primary care practices during their development to achieve recognition as a National Center for Quality Assurance patient-centered medical home (PCMH). This model was a collaboration between Community Care of North Carolina and Appalachian State University's College of Health Sciences where undergraduate healthcare management and preprofessional students were guided by the PCMH team to work directly with the practices.
Author(s): Sandi J. Lane, R.W. "Chip" Watkins
Citation: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 26(6), 784-786
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
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